Coming Soon: GLOVES OFF!

So, this is Steven Miscandlon‘s well tasty cover for GLOVES OFF, the forthcoming anthology from Darren Sant and Craig Douglas, the people behind the NEAR TO THE KNUCKLE ezine . There’s more information about the anthology over at my latest Brit Grit Alley column at Out Of The Gutter online, where you’ll also find a…

Short, Sharp Interview: Charlie Williams

PDB) Your new book is called Made Of Stone. What’s it all about, Charlie? Made of Stone starts with Blake wanting to go on holiday. He has his eye on a caravan up on the corner (belonging to someone else but never mind), and decides the best vehicle to pull it would be a hearse….

Brit Grit Alley Guest Columnists

Over the next few weeks I’ll be hosting a handful of  carefully selected guest columnists over at Out Of The Gutter Online’s Brit Grit Alley. Last week, Nigel Bird had a gander at the BBC’s new series, Ripper Streer. This week,  Richard Godwin is down Brit Grit Alley talking about Finance and Criminal Profit. And…

What The Hell Is Brit Grit ?

  America may well be the  official home of pulp and noir but the United Kingdom, long  perceived as the land of tame Dame Agatha style cozies and stuck-up, Latin quoting police detectives, also has a grubby underbelly which has produced plenty of gritty crime writing. And there is a new wave of Brit Grit…

Ten Crime Books To Help Cure Your Hangover

Imagine  it’s a gloomy Monday morning. Outside your window, dark malignant clouds fill the sky. The residue of the weekend’s fun and frolics is draining away like dishwater down a plug hole. And work – the ultimate four letter word- is hanging over you like a hawk ready to strike its prey. You want to…

True Brit Grit At The Cinema And On TV

A bit back, I wrote an article for The Sabotage Times about Brit Grit television. I took a gander at three shows in particular, Public Eye, Gangsters and Cracker. All were in-your-face, hard-hitting crime dramas from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s respectively. And now, it looks like a bunch of the writers that have contributed…